Sunday, April 7, 2013

In Honor of DAD and "GREEN"

I have been feeling inspired lately and have combined two inspirations into one project.
Last week Karen Burniston was showing Floating Framelits where she used a clear window sheet which made part of the die appear to be invisible. I just couldn't help but give it a try.  I so wanted to join the Ustream with Dawn and Friends but couldn't do it, hope to join the fun next time.

Tim Holtz showed some incredible art from Brett Weldele. Brett did a fabulous tutorial on color and after seeing it,  gave it a try. I did try a few times and still want to work  on it but for now I am pretty happy.  Here is my combined project with Father's Day in mind.

I used the Accordion Album from Karen for the frame.  I cut the entire album from clear packaging and then covered the outer frame with paper.  It took me three tries to get what I wanted.  Good thing I saved all those die packages (finally put them to good use).  I then started adding all the things I wanted to convey my message.  I like the way the gears look as if they are floating.

I think this project qualifies as "green" since I used packaging and scraps.

Products used:

Sizzix Dies:  Accordion Album Die, Gadget Gears & Movers & Shapers, Weathered

Spellbinders:  Sprinhtly Sprockets

Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Distress Stain: Weathered Wood

Stamps:  Tim Holtz: Time Traveler Stamp Set, Tim Holtz: Remnants Stamp Set


  1. FANTASTIC! It's awesome Sandy! I love the effect of the floating DAD and the stamping and coloring is perfect!

  2. LOVE it!!! I can use all my die packaging too! I do so love the idea of the clear floating items in the accordion cards. Great job!

  3. how lovely is this card!!! Just love it!!! thanks for sharing your wonderful work!!!

  4. Oh wow, Sandy...your card is very cool! I love that Sizzix die and just recently got it! I love what you have done with it! I need to check out Brett's video that you've provided the link for. I also wanted to thank you for the very nice comment you left on my blog! <3 Candy


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